More than 70 people joined our recent webinar to hear from Colonel Jeff Waechter, the Director of the Joint Continuing Distance Education School at National Defense University, on how he is using blended learning to further military education. One of several schools to participate in Blackboard’s Military programming for distance learning, Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) has designed a 40-week blended course for its students, who also serve in the military Reserves.
This week, Blackboard’s ProEd team will be on hand at the CLO Breakfast Club in Washington, D.C. The topic for Chief Learning Officer’s stop in the nation’s capital is Learning Innovation: Development for a Changing Environment, which will be moderated by Kimo Kippen, the Chief Learning Officer of Hilton Worldwide.
As organizations deal with a slow economic recovery, global competition, and the general challenges of keep staff engaged and growing, the topic of innovation is particularly timely. This is because organizations often look to technology to help create a setting for their employees that embraces and encourages professional development and learning.
Please join us on Thursday, September 8, at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City for an outstanding half-day conference put on by CLO Media. Go here to register online. Hear from industry influencers Rick Crowley of ACS, Kimo Kippen of Hilton Worldwide, Mike Prokopeak from MediaTec Publishing, and others. Hope to see you there!
The ProEd division of Blackboard has launched a new campaign encouraging professional and career colleges to make the switch to a modern, student centric learning delivery platform – Blackboard Learn ™.
Eligible institutions that switch to Blackboard Learn will receive a discount towards their conversion. The “Evolve with Us” campaign is meant to inspire schools to embrace a more open, innovative solution and not feel trapped with an obsolete learning platform that has not progressed in years.
Blackboard and salesforce.com have joined forces to create the ultimate integration of sales and sales training! That’s right – today we announced the launch of a cloud-based learning management solution developed specifically for corporations focused on sales training and professional development called Blackboard Learn ™ for Sales. After all, now that you’re managing your sales in the cloud, it’s only fitting that you provide your sales training and professional development there too.
Built on the Force.com cloud platform and available via salesforce.com’s AppExchange, this application gives sales reps, business partners, and service teams a single login to enroll and complete training courses on the award winning Blackboard Learn ™ platform but within the familiar Salesforce environment.
The average sales person spends several hours per day in Salesforce – but minimal hours each month on training. So what if you could watch your sales team reach their full potential? With dynamic and social learning directly within Salesforce, your team will WANT to engage and learn.
You want to see a positive impact on sales growth? We’ve got it.
• Certify reps on new products
• Deliver training to geographically dispersed or traveling teams
• Create targeted courses for underperforming reps
Blackboard teamed up with ADP – a company based in New Jersey that provides business outsourcing solutions – to transform its learning programs. The organization decided to make a change in how it trained its sales force. That investment meant an improved learning environment for its employees through our Blackboard Learn™ platform.
Just a few years ago, ADP’s new sales associate training was an intensive, lengthy, and expensive process that required trainees to spend a great deal of time away from customers and prospects. ADP wanted to improve that process, and its business results, so the company decided to pilot a distance-learning program in order to streamline, and improve, its sales training regimen. Benefits of the new learning platform were evident right from the start. Although time inside a formal classroom lessened, students became more engaged in the sales process. Plus, comprehension quickly increased while retention and grades rose. In the end, ADP experienced a true impact on business. ADP Benefits from using Blackboard Learn: